Buy UAB-specific items, gifts and experiences for loved ones this holiday season.
Are you looking for Christmas gifts for the loved ones in your life? Spread something University of Alabama at Birmingham cheer the gifts you buy and contribute to. Check out some ideas below for tangible gifts and experiences that will make for a great blazer-themed holiday season.
For the blazer fan …
With a new home in Protective Stadium for UAB Football, UAB men’s basketball underway, and campus spirit everywhere, bring something to cheer for the blazer fan in your life.
Treat them to the final UAB Football home game of the 2021 season against UTEP at Protective Stadium on Friday, November 26th, or an upcoming UAB basketball game at Bartow Arena. Buy tickets for UAB Athletics events here.
Buy UAB products in person from the UAB Bookstore in the Hill Student Center or from the comfort of your home via UAB online bookstore or UAB Athletics fan shop. For a gift with an extra touch of Birmingham pride, buy Blazer products from a local print shop Yellow hammer creative online or at their Pepper Place location.
For the fan who has enough clothes, consider buying a UAB Holiday ornament, with the proceeds going to support the School of Health Professions Scholarship Fund.
For art lovers …
Give family and friends the experience of time with art with the return of personal events.
Celebrate 25 years of UABs appearances Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center by attending a show in person this winter. No matter whether your loved one wants to enjoy the sounds of the Christmas season at “Christmas at the Alys” or soulful songs by Holiday Soul with Eric Essix + Five Men, think about the jazz sounds of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis or a performance dance evening with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Company, there is something for everyone at UAB. For a full list of the shows to attend at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, please see here.
For the person who loves the fine arts, visit the Abroms-Engel Institute for Fine Arts and look at that Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Imprisonment Exhibition examining the impact of the US prison system on contemporary visual arts before it ends on December 11th.
Can’t attend an event in person? Buy the coffee table book from AEIVA “A la carte“To add a local touch of art to your home, or a personalized brick in honor of someone installed at the ASC Haskell Courtyard.
For the philanthropist …
For the friend who insists they don’t need anything or a family member who is a citizen, consider donating to the UAB Charity Fund or through the UAB Funding Office on their behalf. A gift in her honor can change the life of someone fighting in the UAB community or looking to expand their research and / or academic opportunities on our campus.
Donations can be made to certain initiatives such as the Blazer Kitchen on the UAB campus, scholarship funds for students, etc. Colleges and units, or additional programs that support UAB-led Public relations opportunities.
For the gourmet …
There’s no shortage of UAB alumni making a difference in the Birmingham community, and traces of UAB are everywhere in our local culinary ecosystem.
Support local restaurants owned and / or run by UAB alumni through an evening out or by purchasing gift certificates. Some local businesses include, but are not limited to: